Dining 

AT DURN HOUSE

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We pride ourselves on offering culinary delicacies, experiences and total treats. Durn House has a reputation for fabulous food and has been rated as one of the best places to eat in North-East Scotland. Since 2021, we have our own kitchen garden supplying home-grown produce which will regularly appear on our menus throughout the seasons. Our menus are designed and prepared by our head chef and his team in house, using the freshest local ingredients from the best suppliers in Aberdeenshire. If you are celebrating an event or just looking for a great place to eat, contact us at Durn House to sample the best in the region. 

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JOIN US AT DURN HOUSE FOR

Sunday Lunch

Every Sunday we serve up Sunday Lunches from 12pm - 4pm at Durn House. Delight in traditional roast options with a Durn House twist with 2 courses for just £19.95. 

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DISCOVER FINE DINING IN PORTSOY

Evening Dining

Our charming guest house makes the ideal retreat for those looking to indulge in fabulous local dining. Our Head Chef Tony changes our menus seasonally to showcase the very best local produce, ensuring the food on your plate is fresh and prepared to the highest of standards.

Combining traditional gourmet cuisine with a uniquely modern touch, Tony and the rest of the restaurant team at Durn House serve up an unforgettable evening dining experience that will leave you wanting to return each season. Advance bookings are required for all evening dining.

RELAX & INDULGE WITH OUR SATURDAY

Light Lunches

We serve a light lunch menu every Saturday from 12-4pm. Enjoy traditional classics such as Cullen Skink, and discover our takes on the Club Sandwich and nationally-adored Ham, Egg & Chips!

Durn House Kitchen Garden

DINE POT-TO-PLATE WITH OUR

Kitchen Garden

Our own small but developing herb, fruit, and vegetable garden provides our kitchen with organic, seasonal and sustainable produce year-round. 

Our 'secret' kitchen garden is tucked away behind the granite and stone walls of Durn House where we have raised beds and borders including herbs, fruits, vegetables and salads ready to adorn our guests' plates.

So from our herb butters to our rhubarb cake, come and taste our pot-to-plate surprises here at Durn House.

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SAY HELLO TO DURN HOUSE'S

Head Chef

Our head chef Tony has been in the profession for 22 years. He moved to Scotland from his native Czech Republic almost 20 years ago, inspired by the quality and variety found on the Scottish food scene.

 

Tony has lent his skills to Michelin-star establishments across the country, from Peebles to Edinburgh, Fort William and now Portsoy.

He describes his style of food as up-market bistro-style, favouring unusual ingredients and highlighting foraged produce such as wild mushrooms, sea buckthorn and wild garlic - which can all be found abundantly around our rural and coastal location. 

One of his ambitions has been to be able to grow and make his own produce on site, something he is fully embracing with Durn House's kitchen garden.

Alongside making his own bread, fermenting his own cheese and infusing gin for our lounge bar, Tony is establishing our first orchard here at Durn which will help keep the kitchen supplied with fresh, organic produce year-round. 

 
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Alternatively, you can request a dinner reservation by emailing us at enquiries@durnhouse.co.uk or calling on 01261 843 424